[SA Govt] The Department of Water and Sanitation in conjunction with the Blouberg Municipality will host Women and Drought Information Session to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Women’s March to Union Buildings in 1956.
[SNA] Khartoum -The three-day conference of the Great Lakes Region Women Forum concluded session , Thursday, in Corinthia Hotel and issued its final communiqué.
[East African] The number of women and girls using modern contraception methods has grown by 5.3 million or 22 per cent in East and Southern Africa since the Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) initiative was launched in 2012.
[Monitor] Kween -The Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, has called on all Ugandans to change community attitudes and join the fight against child marriages.
[Monitor] Masaka -Government has resolved to make it compulsory for all learners to have lunch and free sanitary pads while at school beginning next year.
[Monitor] Masaka -Masaka Diocese Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa has criticised the practice of Christians resorting to civil courts to solve marriage issues, especially those related to domestic violence.
[Observer] The United Nations Population Fund has stressed the need for greater political and financial commitments to family planning in Liberia if the country is to make universal access to reproductive health and women’s empowerment a reality.
[Africa Check] South African artists claim that 3,600 rapes are committed every day in South Africa. However, their calculations and methodology are flawed.
[Namibian] NAMIBIA aims to implement the 50/50 policy in line with the Southern African Development Community Protocol on Gender and Development before the set deadline lapses in 2030.
[This Day] Abuja -The President, Small Scale Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON), ? Mrs. Mary Afan has alleged that no group has been able to access the Central Bank off Nigeria’s (CBN) N60billion grants for women and youth.
[Malawi News Agency] Salima -Communities from Salima Central’s Maganga Kuluunda ward Wednesday commended their female councillor Beatrice Mbewe for initiating development projects especially in the education sector.
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Women food processors have called on the government to establish areas for them to operate.
[UNFPA in WCA] INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF PARLIAMENTARY NETWORKS ON POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT ON THE THEME DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDEND AND AFRICA’S DEVELOPMENT NOVEMBER 24 TO 26, 2016, DAKAR, SENEGAL
[Citizen] Since the HIV/Aids pandemic hit Tanzania more than 30 years ago, the government and donor agencies have made great strides in fighting against it.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Nigeria became the 16th country to join the African Union’s campaign
[Iwacu] A woman complains that she has been unfairly jailed by an administrative official who abused his power to solve family conflict in Gitaza zone of the southern province of Rumonge.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -HIV remains the leading cause of death in Kenya
[Cameroon Tribune] The Lionesses were celebrated with pump and pageantry in all the nooks and crannies of capital city.
[Monitor] Women contribute 52.2 per cent of the labor force in Uganda and are an important pool of potential talent to help Uganda meet its development goals especially in entrepreneurship and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) growth. Women face more challenges than men in starting, managing and growing their enterprises as they are more likely to be impeded by lack of necessary capacities, skills and resources. They are more disadvantaged than men due to legal impediments, established cultural norms and
[News24Wire] KwaZulu-Natal Human Settlements MEC Ravi Pillay says the key to the effectiveness of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is to rebuild families.